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'Never Gonna Give You Up' Voice Suit Rolls Across Many IP Issues, Bloomberg Law

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Partner Meaghan Kent spoke to Bloomberg Law about complexities involved with singer Rick Astley’s lawsuit against Matthew Huari, a rapper known as Yung Gravy who used an impersonation of Astley’s voice in a 2022 song. In his complaint, Astley claims his right of publicity was violated.

“It’s not a straightforward claim. They’re having to be creative with trying to enforce what rights he has,” Meaghan said. “They’re going to have to stretch a bit from the existing case law, I think.”

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